‘My House is Better than Your House’ is out!

Posted on March 3rd, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press, Things We Like

NADAAA is happy to announce that ‘My House is Better than Your House’ has been released by ORO Editions. A special thanks goes to all who helped make this book happen!

‘The house is commonly used as a vehicle to get at larger architectural debates. Such is the case in this book, with a dialogue between Nader Tehrani and Preston Scott Cohen whose collaboration in academia has often resulted in two very different approaches to pedagogy. In this discussion, Tehrani draws from central themes within Cohen’s pedagogy to design a house as a response to the preoccupations that drive many of these debates. Adopting Villa Varoise as the main protagonist, the book draws on many architectures to situate the predicaments behind geometry, typology, and the architectural anomaly, among other things, as productive instruments for a broader cultural discussion on architecture.’

Purchase your copy HERE. For a limited time, the book is available at 20% off HERE.

Read Stella Betts’s book review HERE.

And watch the original ‘My House is Better than Your House’ talk between Preston Scott Cohen and Nader Tehrani HERE.

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Four Global Future Design Awards go to NADAAA projects!

Posted on November 22nd, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Adams Branch Library, _MIT Site 4, _RISD NORTH HALL, _Villa Varoise, Awards

APR’s 2021 Global Future Design Awards Jury selected MIT Site 4, RISD North Hall, Adams Street Branch Library, and Villa Varoise as winners in their respective categories of Mixed-Use, Housing, Institutional, and Residential projects.

See all the winning projects HERE.

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Villa Varoise + MIT Site 4 win AIA New England Awards!

Posted on October 25th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, _Villa Varoise, Awards

See all the winners HERE and see photos from the awards event at Worcester’s Polar Park HERE.

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2021 AZ Award Finalists: Villa Varoise and RISD North Hall

Posted on June 28th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _RISD NORTH HALL, _Villa Varoise, Awards

The Villa Varoise, a retreat in the South of France by Boston firm NADAAA, is a geometric marvel.”

Elements — like the hybrid CLT / steel structural system and the multi-faceted building program — elevate RISD North Hall far beyond your typical student dorm.

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Villa Varoise on gooood

Posted on June 17th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

Check it out HERE.

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Villa Varoise on Archello

Posted on June 7th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

Check it out HERE!

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Join Us!

Posted on June 4th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Events

AIANY + BSA Res Arch Now: Lunch/Learn with The 2020 Award Winners, 6 Unique Stories & Perspectives on Residential Architecture Commissions. (Hosted by AIANY CRAN + BSA Residential Design Committee.) register for all three events here 1.5 Credits each.

Part One: Taking Shape Stories, Conversations about New Construction and the Materials, Methods, Means. 

Mount Mauwee House (Paul Schulhof) 

Villa Varoise (NADAAA) 

June 17, 2021 12:00 to 1:30PM

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Villa Varoise on ArchDaily

Posted on June 2nd, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

Villa Varoise is featured today on ArchDaily!

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LUMINOUS MONOLITHIC: VILLA VAROISE IN THE PLAN

Posted on May 27th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

FRANCESCO PAGLIARI writes: ‘The overall result is a multiple-feature architecture: multiple interrelated façades; abstract stereometric monumentality alongside homey light-filled interiors reaching out to connect with their surroundings: a sharp-angled monolith that is also an open, family-friendly holiday home. The striking materiality of these closed compact shapes is further accentuated by the use of unrendered concrete, the horizontal lines of the formwork still showing the veins and rough cut of the formwork, lending the manmade object an organic quality. The architecture is one with its terrain- its varied composition and natural color all dialogue with the landscape.’

Read on HERE.

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Vote for Villa Varoise and RISD North Hall!

Posted on April 23rd, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _RISD NORTH HALL, _Villa Varoise, Awards

Both projects are finalists for the AZ Awards 2021.

Vote for Villa Varoise and RISD North Hall for a People’s Choice Award HERE!

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